Job opportunity ~ Faculty of Social and Political Sciences – Université de Lausanne (Switzerland)

Faculty of Social and Political Sciences – Université de Lausanne (Switzerland)


The Institute of Social Sciences (ISS) invites applications for the position of


Doctoral student


Date of start:                       01.09.2015

Duration of contract:            1 year. This contract is renewable for 2 x two years. The maximum possible duration is thus 5 years.

Employment rate:                 100%

Workplace:                            Lausanne, Géopolis

Gross salary yearly:              CHF 65’000.00 (first year)



Desired qualifications:


o        Master’s degree in Social Sciences (sociology, anthropology, demography) or closely related field

o        Fluency in French and English

o        Good basic theoretical knowledge in gender studies

o        Motivation to pursue a PhD thesis in this research field.


Job description:


o        A minimum of 50% of working time will be spent on the preparation of a doctoral thesis in gender studies


o        A maximum of 50% of working time will be spent assisting with teaching or research tasks (teaching activities under the supervision of a senior academic, contribution to joint research projects, technical or administrative tasks that pertain the department’s teaching or research activities).


o        The doctoral student will participate in the CUSO “Gender Studies” doctoral program :


Application to include:


A cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of qualifications, written sample (MA dissertation chapter, seminar paper or any other scientific publication), a short outline (1-2 pages) of the proposed doctoral research project.


Applications should be sent by email to


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Deadline for applications:  May 31, 2015

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